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    A class of inflation models with non-minimal coupling

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    We show that the potential of the scalar field in the Einstein frame is flat if the nonminimal coupling term is properly chosen that it satisfies the condition (V(phi)/K^2(phi)-> constant) as phi gets large. The cosmological implication of this theory is studied.Comment: Talk at the international Workshop on e-Science for Physics 2008 during September 8-9, 2008 at Daejeon Convention Center, Daejeon, Kore

    A testable scenario of WIMPZILLA with Dark Radiation

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    As the electromagnetic gauge symmetry makes the electron stable, a new abelian gauge symmetry may be responsible for the stability of superheavy dark matter. The gauge boson associated with the new gauge symmetry naturally plays the role of dark radiation and contributes to the effective number of `neutrino species', which has been recently measured by Planck. We estimate the contribution of dark radiation from the radiative decay of a scalar particle induced by the WIMPZILLA in the loop. The scalar particle may affect the invisible decay of the Higgs boson by the Higgs portal type coupling.Comment: 4 pages, 3 figure

    Dark Matter and Collider Physics in Split-UED

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    Kaluza-Klein dark matter is an attractive weakly interacting massive particle in universal extra dimension model. In the recent extension "split-UED", annihilation of Kaluza-Klein dark matter with a mass range 600-1000 GeV provides excellent fits to the recently observed excesses in cosmic electron and positron fluxes of Pamela, ATIC and Fermi-LAT experiments. The cosmic gamma-ray flux in the same process can be significant around 300 GeV, thus can be observed or constrained by the forthcoming Fermi-LAT diffuse gamma-ray data. The collider signal at the LHC is the resonance in the dijets channels and the large missing energy in the missing energy plus jets.Comment: 3 pages, 6 figures, Talks given at 17th International Conference on Supersymmetry and the Unification of Fundamental Interactions (SUSY09), Boston, USA, 5-10 June 200

    Split-UED and Dark Matter

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    Motivated by the recent observation of the high energy electron and positron excesses in cosmic ray by PAMELA and ATIC/PPB-BETS, we suggest an anomaly-free scenario for the universal extra dimension that localizes the SM quarks and splits the spectrum of KK quarks from KK leptons. When the SM quarks are "well localized" at the boundaries, the most stringent bound of the model (1/R>5101/R > 510 GeV) comes from the resonance search for the Tevatron dijet channels. Even at the early stage of LHC, one can discover the second KK gluon for masses up to 4 TeV.Comment: 4 pages, 3 figures, 1 tabl